In Dangerous Desire by Annie Seaton, Gracie's sister Regan has been uncharacteristically out of touch and Gracie is worried. After 3 weeks with no word, small town kindergarten teacher Gracie steps out of her element when she starts searching for Regan. Gracie narrows down where she thinks Regan might be, and as she does, she enters a world of danger and deception. Gracie is full of plans to find Regan...she is the only family Gracie has left. When Gracie sneaks onto a boat she thinks is empty to spy on the yatch her sister might be on, she does not expect to run into anyone!
Jake is shocked when the gorgeous woman sneaks onto his boat...and even more shocked by both his reaction to her and her plans to find her sister. A former police officer, Jake now works for insurance companies. Soon he could find his latest job becomes more than he expects, especially when Gracie's plans could cause interference. The people Gracie thinks Regan is with are a little scary, shady, and their actions questionable. There is much more going on that Gracie can imagine, and she's going to have to be very careful... Gracie is not even 100% sure she should trust Jake, but she has to trust someone, and Jake is determined to protect Gracie.
Jake and Gracie establish some sort of relationship, oh, and parts of it are hot! As they both seek to find answers, at the same time getting to know each other, danger is lurking closer. Jake and Gracie are really going to need to put their trust in each other to make any of their situation work and find Regan. Can they? Will Gracie get some answers? And then what?....
Dangerous Desire was a fast paced, suspenseful romance! Annie will keep you guessing until the end not only about the romance, but about the mystery!
Gracie is a courageous, but somewhat naive woman who I really wanted to shake at times! I felt like she jumped into things without thinking, with no thought to consequences. She has a heart of gold though and loves her sister, and apparently will do anything to find her! After her last 'relationship', Gracie strives to be independent...but she will still need someone on her side. Jake is a natural protector whose past I would have liked a bit more information about. In the here and now in Dangerous Desire though, Gracie is lucky to have found him and not someone else! Jake finds Gracie's actions frustrating at times, but does not force her to hold back, instead he finds ways to be there for her. Both Jake and Gracie are strong characters who really deserve happiness. I was intrigued with how their fledgling romance would play out and Annie did not disappoint!
With smooth writing that will entrance you, I'd recommend this to any romantic suspense reader!